Differential identification of Mycobacteria
Hardas, Usha and Jayaraman, V.S. (1984) Differential identification of Mycobacteria. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 31 (1). pp. 11-13.
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A total of 885 samples of sputa were processed for differential identification of mycobacteria. 385 (43.50 percent) were found positive for growth on L.J. Media and 444 (50.16 percent) were negative and 56 (6.32 percent) showed contamination. Kubica’s method (1973) was used for identification. Four strains were identified as atypical mycobacteria and 381 (98.96 percent) as Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Out of 4 atypicals, 2 were finally identified as M. Kansasii and 2 others as M. Scrofulaceum. Thus in the present study incidence of atypical tubercle bacilli on culture is 1.03 percent.
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